Encaved Stone Villa in Antiparos Island
George Messaritakis
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ElementBedrijf Product Name
Corian SurfacesCoritop
FlooringMarathon Stone

Product specificatie overzicht
Lutron by Flos
Corian Surfaces
by Coritop
by Novamix

Encaved Stone Villa in Antiparos Island

Tsolakis Architects als Architecten

The project refers to a vacation house which is developed in multiple levels, on a steep slope on the island of Antiparos. Οriented towards the East, the plot offers a direct view to the island of Paros, as well as visibility to the islands of Cyclades nearby.

photo_credit George Messaritakis
George Messaritakis

The main idea is to integrate the building into the landscape. The variant volumes in combination with the subterranean parts of the house correspond to the concept of embracing the rocky topography into the new design. Thus, the fragments οf the architectural proposal create a mild architectural intervention, emphasizing to the transformation of the terrain.

photo_credit George Messaritakis
George Messaritakis

The design emphasizes the coexistence of the multiple functions of the complex. Αn open air corridor segregates the public spaces (living and dining areas) from the private ones (sleeping areas). In addition, the private zones are placed on the lower level adjacent to the main private pool of the summer house. Auxiliary spaces, as well as purveyance, are serviced by an individual elevator.

photo_credit George Messaritakis
George Messaritakis

Large open air relaxation areas encircle the building complex, giving space to the unfolding of the outdoor daily life of a Cycladic country house. The use of local materials contributes to the integration of built structures with the environment, as well as a symbiotic practice between the indigenous construction techniques of the past and the contemporary sustainable construction processes.

photo_credit George Messaritakis
George Messaritakis

The facades are formed with local stone as well as the lintels and pergolas are made of chestnut and wicker timber. The interior of the subterranean buildings is illuminated by elongated slits on the ground, which create a scenographic atmosphere on the inside.  Elements of transmittance and focal points are highlighted by the contiguous engravings and the footpaths into the architectural complex, while guiding the dweller to the swimming areas.


Material Used:
1. Marathon Stone: Flooring
2. Papageorgiou Sa: Tiles
3. G. Argyrakis , Plan Act: Carpenter
4. Coritop: Corian Surfaces
5. Dendrinos: Biticino
6. Flos: Lutron

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